223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence MO 64050
Traffic Safety Unit
Sgt. Steve McVay
For immediate release: July 25, 2014
Independence police are investigating a traffic crash that occurred at 10:20 a.m. on Friday July 25, 2014, at Blue Ridge Blvd and Sterling Avenue. The crash resulted in the death of an unrestrained passenger.
The crash occurred when the driver of a 1996 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, traveling northbound on Sterling Ave made a left turn at Blue Ridge Blvd, turning into the path of a southbound 2006 Chevrolet Impala . The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado along with the driver of the Chevrolet Impala and it’s four young passengers were transported to an area hospitals. An 11 year old passenger of the Chevrolet Impala pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The identity of the 11 year old is not being released at this time pending notification of family.
The crash remains under investigation.